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Unraveling a mummy’s mysteries at MGH

Dr. Rajiv Gupta, Mimi Leveque, Rebecca Barber, and Joe Faye loaded the mummy known as Padihershef into a CT scanner at Massachusetts General Hospital.

On a computer monitor in an adjoining room, images faded in and out like high-tech black-and-white scrawls. A small crowd hovered as Rajiv Gupta, a radiologist, began painstakingly clicking on the images and assembling them into a bigger, three-dimensional one: A bone, a foot, legs, at last a whole body. “Amazing,’’ someone said.

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